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In the news: E3 Leadership Institute success covered by Silicon Prarie News

Here is a great write-up of STLEEC's E3 Leadership Insititute, which just opened registration for its fall cohort here.

St. Louis Equity in Entrepreneurship Collective opens applications for E3 Leadership Institute following successful first cohort

The St. Louis Equity in Entrepreneurship Collective (STLEEC), a cross-sector collaborative that advocates for equity – primarily related to race and gender – and fosters system-level change within the St. Louis entrepreneur community, has opened applications for its E3 St. Louis Leadership Institute (E3).

Facilitated by Forward Cities President and CEO, Fay Horwitt, E3 is designed for corporate, civic, philanthropic, and startup leaders who play an active role in advancing the inclusivity of the community’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. E3 Institute will welcome a second cohort in its next two-part session September 23 and October 7 this year. Registration is now open at

Graduates of E3’s inaugural cohort consisted of Brian Matthews, general partner of Cultivation Capital; Sam Fiorello, CEO of Cortex; Eric Gulve, president of BioGenerator and executive VP of BioSTL; Dan Lauer, executive director of UMSL Accelerate; and Emily Breedlove, executive director of TechSTL. Over the course of two days, cohort members were offered the opportunity to collaborate together on exploring tactics, systems, and policy changes to build more equitable pathways to business success.

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